Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tradition!

Judaism is full of traditions. Some cultural, some religious. Passover is a perfect mix of both. The holiday is a religious one, but there are many customs that are family specific. It's been so special to see the holidays through Noam's eyes now, too. Passing down traditions and seeing him learn about the holiday. 
He was a pro making charoset with me. "Mar Mar, this is for the seder, right?"
It was such a special treat to make such an important part of the seder with his help. He's talked about making it with me and love that even at 3, he was able to help prepare for the seder.
And this little guy? So special to be with him during his first Passover. Matzah is the perfect finger food, nice and crunchy. 
I remember Passovers from my childhood so well and to now see my mom read Noam the same books I poured over in pre-school - so, so special. 
Our seders this year were fantastic. Seeing Noam so excited to dip the karpas and eat the matzah and sing Dayenu. Even Ronan was loving it as we sang "who knows 1?"

I've always loved this holiday and have such memories of my childhood Passovers, and now, getting to watch Noam and Ronan partake in the traditions and customs is beyond special.

Happy Passover!
Little by Little

22 thoughts on the matter:

Nicole Bryce-Sharron said... {Reply}

Enjoy your time with family Tamar, Happy Passover to you and yours!

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk

Rebecca said... {Reply}

A beautiful family time. Happy Passover.

Nicki said... {Reply}

Any holiday as seen through the eyes of a child brings a whole new meaning to the experience. It sounds and looks like you and your family have had a most blessed holiday. Happy Passover Tamar.

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Oh, so much fun! Looks like y'all are having a wonderful time together!

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

Seders are such a wonderful rememberance (sp?) of what God did! Such a wonderful celebration and I'm glad you could share it with the kids!

Brea said... {Reply}

How wonderful! Isn't it neat how children are so naturally interested in learning about God and faith? Passover holds great significance for Christians, too (the blood of Christ covers us and God's wrath passes over us). I wish we celebrated it more thoroughly. My church has actually had a seder dinner in the past and each element of the meal was explained. It was deeply meaningful and informative for me. Have a blessed holiday!

Snap said... {Reply}

How wonderful! Such a joy to see the traditions handed down generation by generation. Delightful!

Tish OConnor said... {Reply}

What special memories you have and the new ones you are creating!! Enjoy your time with family!! Happy Passover!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I love that shot of your mom with Noam (how he's grown!). So sweet!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

These are truly special memories for you all! Love the shot of your mom! I've been lucky enough to attend a seder and it was so much fun to experience it!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

so lovely Tamar! Happy Passover to you and your family!

Kim said... {Reply}

So happy for the joy you are experiencing through the nephews eyes! Such a special time. I would love to participate in a Seder one day. My daughter got to do a mock one a few years ago, and she enjoyed it.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

This is wonderful Tamar - as you know, I love learning more about all your traditions. The boys are getting so big!! WOW.

carol l mckenna said... {Reply}

Happy Passover ~ great shots and adorable children ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

One of my most memorable Easter's at our church was when someone came from the Jewish community to share and explain the passover meal to us during service.

A very Happy Passover to you, and so glad that you are able to share it with renewed eyes through those adorable nephews of yours!

And P.S - The book came yesterday and my daughter comes home tonight for the weekend. I'm going to let her take it with her as we will be bringing her back in a few short weeks. Thanks so much again! xo

Ida said... {Reply}

Wonderful time spent with family. The little one's are so cute and it's wonderful that you are passing on the traditions of this holiday with them.

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Oh that is great that you are able to pass on these wonderful traditions. Your photos are fabulous and I love that you share your nephews in their own expressions instead of poses. I love how you do that.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

perfect mix of family, faith and special traditions. love it.

Kimberly Vensel said... {Reply}

So great that you get to share your special traditions with your nephews! Happy Passover!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos...Happy Passover to you and your family.

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Wonderful traditions - Happy Passover!

tinajo said... {Reply}

Have a fantastic Passover - I´m so glad I could peek into your tradtions first hand when I was in Washington! :-)

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